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authorJunio C Hamano <>2011-11-09 19:54:04 (GMT)
committerJunio C Hamano <>2011-11-13 06:25:07 (GMT)
commit96b8d93a539f3a9f43f0fc38214db8753cac3c2e (patch)
tree91c26fc5cb2a9bd545e8e22f4db0780f5b0e65a3 /Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
parent79a9312cc99f9c2f2949e1211c708896e6037f64 (diff)
commit-tree: teach -m/-F options to read logs from elsewhere
Just like "git commit" does. Signed-off-by: Junio C Hamano <>
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diff --git a/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt b/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
index 02133d5..cfb9906 100644
--- a/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
+++ b/Documentation/git-commit-tree.txt
@@ -9,7 +9,8 @@ git-commit-tree - Create a new commit object
-'git commit-tree' <tree> [(-p <parent commit>)...] < changelog
+'git commit-tree' <tree> [(-p <parent>)...] < changelog
+'git commit-tree' [(-p <parent>)...] [(-m <message>)...] [(-F <file>)...] <tree>
@@ -17,7 +18,8 @@ This is usually not what an end user wants to run directly. See
linkgit:git-commit[1] instead.
Creates a new commit object based on the provided tree object and
-emits the new commit object id on stdout.
+emits the new commit object id on stdout. The log message is read
+from the standard input, unless `-m` or `-F` options are given.
A commit object may have any number of parents. With exactly one
parent, it is an ordinary commit. Having more than one parent makes
@@ -39,9 +41,17 @@ OPTIONS
An existing tree object
--p <parent commit>::
+-p <parent>::
Each '-p' indicates the id of a parent commit object.
+-m <message>::
+ A paragraph in the commig log message. This can be given more than
+ once and each <message> becomes its own paragraph.
+-F <file>::
+ Read the commit log message from the given file. Use `-` to read
+ from the standard input.
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